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Halo Excel Travel Team

For 11 years the Wilmington Excel Travel Team Program has developed young people of excellence through advanced basketball competition.  Players learn advanced skills and strategies, face tough competition and learn to play with a Christian perspective.   Playing on an Excel team is great preparation for high school basketball.  Excel players gain a sense of community and personal responsibility, while being encouraged to excel as leaders both on and off the court.
 

About Us

Halo Hoops Sponsors

Purpose
The Wilmington Excel Travel Team Program develops young people of excellence through advanced basketball competition. Players learn advanced skills and strategies, face tough competition and learn to play with a Christian perspective. Playing on an Excel team is great preparation for high school basketball. Excel players gain a sense of community and personal responsibility, while being encouraged to excel as leaders both on and off the court.

Our Coaches
Wilmington Excel coaches are experienced volunteer coaches with a strong commitment to young players and their families. They meet periodically throughout the year to continue growing as leaders and develop the program.
 
Practices and Games
The season runs from March through June. Teams practice 1-2 times a week at a local gym and play in tournaments 2-3 times a month. Tournaments typically consist of pool play on Saturday and bracket play on Sunday.

Fees
The participation fee is $290 per player and includes the cost of a shooting shirt, basketball shoes, gym bag, tournament fees, and practice facility rentals. Financial assistance is available to those in need.

Our Families
Excel parents make a commitment to support their child as well as the coaching staff and players of their team according to program guidelines.

Our Players 
Excel players commit to attending practices and tournaments on a consistent basis. Therefore, they’re not allowed to play on other basketball travel teams. Academically, Excel players are required to maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA.
 
Tryouts

Sunday, Jan. 20th @ Cape Fear Academy
1-2pm: 9U / 10U Boys
2-3pm: 11U / 12U Boys
3-4pm: 6th Grade / 7th Grade Girls
4-5pm: 8th Grade Girls / 13U Boys
5-6pm: 14U Boys

What to bring – Copy of Birth Certificate and most recent Grade Report

IMPORTANT DATES 

Pre-Season Team Meeting (all teams) – player fees due
Feb. 17 , 6:30-8pm
@ Midtown YMCA (Temple Baptist Activity Center)

Official start of practices
Week of March 4

Season-ending Celebration (all teams)
June 6th , 6pm
@ Midtown YMCA (Temple Baptist Activity Center)

Former Halo Excel Players Currently Playing at High School Level
Jackson Massey – Hoggard Varsity, 10th grader
Jamison Long – Topsail Varsity, 10th grader
Jaheim Marshall – Ashley Varsity, 10th grader
Mikai Stanley – Ashley Varsity, 10th grader
Skyler Davies – Coastal Christian Varsity, 10th grader
Chazz Banks – Coastal Christian Varsity, 10th grader
Marquise Dark – Coastal Christian Varsity, 10th grader
Juan Carr – Trask Varsity, 10th grader
Watson Orr – Trask Varsity, 10th grader
Reece Edwards – Laney Varsity, 10th grader
Trey Clucas – Cape Fear Academy Varsity, 9th grader

OUR TEAMS AND COACHES 2019
  • 9U Boys (3rd gr.) – Carlos Shiver, experienced travel coach
  • 10U Boys (4th gr.) – Kevin Darden, current high school coach
  • 11U Boys (5th gr.) – Travis Pait, current high school coach
  • 12U Boys (6th gr.) – Keith Woodcock, experienced travel coach
  • 13U Boys Orange(7th gr.) – Greg Elder, former collegiate coach and player
  • 13U Boys White (7th gr.) – David Henry, former high school coach
  • 13U Girls (7th gr.) – Brittany Witmer, experienced youth coach
  • 14U Boys (8th gr.) – Will Keistler, current high school coach and former college player
  • 14U Girls (8th gr.) – Greg Elder, former collegiate coach and player
WILMINGTON EXCEL SPONSORS

Law Offices of Thomas J. Lamb-LEAGUE SPONSOR

Adams Southeastern Construction
Monteith Construction
Seaside Linen

Contact Us
Shaun McMahon
Assistant Director of Programs
Halo Hoops
shaun@halohoops.org